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Will someone feel pain when getting a dental implant?

Dental implant surgery is usually performed under local anesthetic, and therefore, no pain should be felt during the procedure. After the local anesthetic has worn off, the post-surgery discomfort will vary with each individual case. However, in general, most people will feel discomfort similar to a tooth extraction afterward. This pain typically can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). More invasive surgery may require a stronger prescription pain medication.

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Comment from: Felix, Male (Patient) Published: July 14

I've had a single dental implant put in by the Army in 1986 and never had pain and isn't painful now but after other dental work, x-rays show large amount of bone disease and the implant must be removed and if possible refreshed. The implant tooth isn't the 2 front teeth, but to the left of the front teeth is the implant and then the canine tooth. It really looks un-reversible and a disaster waiting to happen.

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Comment from: Gromlis, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

I felt no pain during the dental implant procedure. Afterwards I took Motrin for the pain. It was sore and achy afterwards. I took Motrin for 2 days and then no longer needed it.

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